The Texas Rangers celebrate Geovany Soto's walkoff home run Monday night in Arlington.
With the Texas Rangers' 2013 season long-gone in the rear-view, let's take a look at some of the season's defining moments, both good and bad, in a season that ultimately fell short of the Rangers' expectations.
Moment: The Rangers were in an awful funk when they came home to face the rival Angels, who ended up being the best medicine the Rangers could hope for as Texas won three straight on walkoff homers.
When/Where: July 29-31, Arlington
What: Entering the first game of the series on a horrible scoreless-inning streak, the Rangers' funk continued against Angels ace Jered Weaver before they scratched a run in the sixth inning, ending their scoreless streak at 26 innings. A.J. Pierzynski tied the game with a solo home run in the ninth and Geovany Soto ended it with a walk-off home run off Ernesto Frieri. The next night, in an offensive showdown, Adrian Beltre tied the game in the ninth inning on a two-out RBI single to force extra innings. In the 10th inning, Leonys Martin hit an opposite field line drive that barely cleared the wall down the left-field foul pole to give the Rangers a 14-11 win. But the fun wasn't over. In the series finale, Beltre ended the game in the bottom of the ninth with a no-doubter into the left-field seats. The Rangers won three straight games on walkoff homers for the first time ever in arguably the most exciting regular-season home series in franchise history.